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Make a holiday rental villa or accommodation in Silves, Portugal your home away from home

Silves, the ancient capital of the Algarve, has evidence of settlements on the land reaching back to 1,000BC, and the old town is awash with fascinating sites from throughout the ages! Surrounded by rich colours of orange orchards and almond groves, the town of Silves is a sleepy town surrounded by the rolling foothills of the Monchique Mountains, perfect for an exploration and investigation of the Algarve.

Things to do on holiday in Silves, Portugal

Although many of the town’s most important historical remains were destroyed during the 1755 earthquake, the impressive sandstone Silves Castle remained strong, due to the huge Moorish walls which support it. Silves Castle is the largest castle in the Algarve, and is certainly among the most beautiful. The Museu Arqueologico has managed to collate and display various artefacts from throughout the town’s history, and pieced them together for visitors to get a clearer understanding of Silves’ history and influence. The Roman Ponte Romana and 13th Century Cathedral also make for interesting viewing if you have the time whilst staying in a Silves property.

Despite a huge amount being made out of Silves’ ancient heritage, there is much more to taking accommodation in Silves than touring historical sites. A Silves property or villa in Silves’ outskirts is the perfect base for golfing holidays to the Algarve or for exploration of the Algarve. Centrally located, accommodation in Silves can be used for holidays in the beach, in the Sierra de Monichique or exploring the large Algarve towns of Loule, Portimao, Albufeira or Lagoa. The famous Algarve beaches of Carvoeiro are just a 15 minute drive from self catering accommodation in Silves, with all their attractions and sports facilities.

The golf courses of Vale de Milho, Quinta do Gramacho and Vale da Pinta can all be reached very easily from a Silves villa too. There are public courses dotted across the countryside, so finding a round from Silves accommodation will not prove difficult.

Places to holiday in Silves, Portugal

Lagoa is only 8km from accommodation in Silves, and is one of the most picturesque towns you will be able to find in Portugal. Located at the summit of one of the coastal hills, Lagoa is also a magnificent base for golf and sightseeing, and the golden beaches of Ferragudo and Carvoeiro are just miles away.

Weather in Silves, Portugal

Summers in Silves are very warm, and Silves villas with pools are hugely sought after during June, July and August. Temperatures from October until April are cooler, but remain blissfully warm, with monthly averages staying between 15 and 22˚C, perfect for walking, golfing or cycling throughout the area.

Flights to Silves, Portugal

Located just 30 minutes from Faro Airport (FAO), a holiday villa in Silves is very easily reached. Faro receives multiple daily flights from across the UK, provided by a range of luxury or ‘no frills’ airlines. When you arrive in Faro, it is probably a good idea to take a hire car, not only to reach your accommodation in Silves, but also so that you can easily reach the beaches or attractions in the Silves area without having to rely on public transport, meaning you can get the most from the flexibility and space provided by taking a private Silves property for your holiday.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (13 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Chateau / Country House #2031320
    13
    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Villa #54888
      30
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (6 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        House #1379877a
        6
        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5/5
          (27 reviews)
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          • 9 BR
          • 9 BA
          • Sleeps 18
          House #6581704
          27
          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (17 reviews)
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            • 3 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Multiple rentals Chateau / Country House #2513130
            17
            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (45 reviews)
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              • 3 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              House #6251757
              45
              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                (26 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 6
                Villa #8142177
                26
                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (13 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 5
                  Multiple rentals Apartment #2349440
                  13
                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                    (8 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Villa #855877
                    8
                    Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 4 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 8
                      Farmhouse #6014788
                      4
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (25 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        House #6316669
                        25
                        Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 4 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 9
                          Villa #8051070
                          2
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                            • 5 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 12
                            Villa #1004880
                            2
                            Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Farmhouse #6739785
                              1
                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 7
                                House #6635419
                                2
                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (25 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 3 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Villa #1813657
                                  25
                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (7 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Chateau / Country House #1427067
                                    7
                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (20 reviews)
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Villa #8007109
                                      20
                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (6 reviews)
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Separate Toilets
                                        • Sleeps 7
                                        Villa #8000383
                                        6
                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                          (6 reviews)
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                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 9
                                          Villa #8107792
                                          6
                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                            (5 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Cottage #1873805
                                            5
                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              Villa #6930669
                                              1
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (10 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Villa #8025839
                                                10
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (8 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                  Villa #837727
                                                  8
                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 5 BR
                                                    • 4 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                    Villa #1342162
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      House #2587775
                                                      2
                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Cottage #6837692
                                                        2
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (17 reviews)
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                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 4 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 9
                                                          Villa #1057836
                                                          17
                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilets
                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                            Villa #1731644
                                                            Viewed 89 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Villa #1989882
                                                              2
                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                Villa #6522571
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  House #6973550
                                                                  1
                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #6960704
                                                                    Viewed 112 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Villa #6816447
                                                                      1
                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Apartment #6837713
                                                                        3
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                          Cottage #6866478
                                                                          1
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            Villa #8303050
                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                              (5 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Apartment #1749007
                                                                              5
                                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                House #6176120
                                                                                46
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Farmhouse #8047993
                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Villa #8118387
                                                                                    1
                                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Villa #1870260
                                                                                      1
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Cottage #6879098
                                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Villa #8160026
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Villa #8219790
                                                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                                              Cottage #6813341
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                Multiple rentals House #2349440
                                                                                                3
                                                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  House #8096909
                                                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (7 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    Villa #8112493
                                                                                                    7

                                                                                                    Silves Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Great villa, great area. Fab beaches within easy reach

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    The villa and pool were just perfect. The owner was really helpful. The beaches, coastal paths and places to eat all scored highly. Would definately recommend. We will be back I am sure.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                    Very peaceful

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    If you're looking for a relaxing holiday away from the crowds this three bedroom apartment is ideal. Our kids loved the pool which was a good size and only shared with another 2 properties so it never got overcrowed. Silves is just 7 kilometres away with plenty of nice restaurants and Silves castle is well worth checking out. A car is essential as the location is quite secluded.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2017